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  1. News - World - PALAEONTOLOGY

    As a wide as a small plane: fossil bird with 6.4 metre wingspan unearthed

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 10:47pm by AFP

    ... complete skull were first discovered in 1983 near Charleston, South Carolina, during excavation work for a new international airport. "The upper wing bone alone was longer than my arm," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549947/wide-small-plane-fossil-bird-64-metre-wingspan-unearthed
  2. Lifestyle - Travel

    A wide berth: Will Kai Tak's little used cruise terminal catch on enough to justify HK$8 billion cost?

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 06:37pm by DARREN WEE

    ... airport runway, and the chaos prompted legislators to question the management of the terminal and its transport links. Ships come in at 8 in the morning and sail at 8pm. The economic benefits ... of the Harbour, isn't surprised by the wave of criticisms of Kai Tak terminal. He first proposed building a cruise terminal at the site of the old Kai Tak airport in 1998, arguing that Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/travel/article/1548818/will-little-used-kai-tak-cruise-terminal-catch-enough-justify-its
  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ART

    The art of preservation: Sketching group records Hong Kong's disappearing heritage

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:57pm by Bernice Chan

    ... changes in the skyline, as can be seen in one of Yeung's sketches of To Kwa Wan with Lion's Rock in the distance. "Before, when we had Kai Tak airport, the buildings had to be low, ... anywhere, at any time, group members say, from attending a classical music concert to waiting at the airport for a flight. However, not everyone appreciates the sketchers. "Some building ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1546589/artists-preserve-memory-hong-kong-through-urban-sketching
  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Walking on water: island hopping the Seto Inland Sea

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 11:24pm by STEVE POWELL

    ... Pacific flies daily from Hong Kong to Tokyo's Haneda Airport. From Haneda, there are several All Nippon Airways flights a day to Hiroshima Airport, from where it is 15 minutes by bus to JR ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1544814/walking-water
  5. Lifestyle

    Ambitious plans for construction in north Lantau bring out voices of dissent

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 12:03am by Elaine Yau

    ... Yin-ying would welcome plans to further develop the township, created to accommodate people working at  Chek Lap Kok airport in north Lantau. But that’s not the case. Lam, a packing worker who ... Kok which would serve as the border checkpoint for the  Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau  bridge,  as well as a third runway at the airport. Other key components include major reclamation work at Sunny ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1541094/ambitious-plans-construction-north-lantau-bring-out-voices-dissent
  6. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - DESIGN

    Architect Ken Shuttleworth was born to design beautiful buildings

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:39am by ADELE BRUNNER

    ... airport. "Both buildings have stood the test of time," says Shuttleworth. "Chek Lap Kok looks the same as the day we left it! The bank, which is now 30 years old, is still a very strong building but it has been dwarfed by the height of other buildings around it. Back then, we had a height restriction of 180 metres because of Kai Tak airport. "Working with Norman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/interiors-living/article/1529340/architect-ken-shuttleworth-was-born-design-beautiful
  7. Lifestyle - Health

    Living near an airport could increase risk of strokes and heart disease

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 01:09pm by Guardian News Service

    ... Guardian News Service US and UK studies find people living near airports more likely to suffer stroke, coronary and cardiovascular disease People who live close to an airport ... and cardiovascular illness. There was also an increased risk of death from those diseases. A linked study of the health of more than six million Americans over the age of 65 living around 89 US airports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1327836/living-near-airport-could-increase-risk-strokes-and-heart-disease
  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Hong Kong exhibit at Venice Biennale explores ties with Pearl River Delta

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:39am by CHRISTOPHER DEWOLFE

    ... position of the border in Hong Kong, from the frontier to the city's very centre. With a cross-border bus terminal, the Airport Express, office towers, hotels and nearly 6,000 apartments, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1530925/hong-kong-exhibit-venice-biennale-explores-ties-pearl-river
  9. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Céline sees bright future catering to more sophisticated mainland clientele

    Posted May 30th 2014, 12:50am by HANNAH XU

    ... in the mainland. Soon after Burberry's creative show, New York-based fashion designer Michael Kors staged a jet-set-themed event at Shanghai's Hongqiao International Airport. Then, earlier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/fashion-watches/article/1521233/celine-sees-bright-future-catering-more-sophisticated
  10. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Weird and wacky: the hidden wonders of Tokyo nightlife

    Posted May 28th 2014, 11:27pm by Charley Lanyon

    ...   Night visions Getting there There are many flights from Hong Kong to Tokyo. The most affordable are usually through Hong Kong Express, which flies daily to Haneda airport around midnight, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1520296/weird-and-wacky-hidden-wonders-tokyo-nightlife

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